How to Take Care of Your Teeth After an Extraction

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Dental implant cost, Dental implant surgery, Same day dental implants

Are you going to have wisdom tooth removal? You may wonder if you can have alcohol after tooth extraction, or what you are allowed to eat. Whether you have an impacted canine tooth or some other sort of impacted tooth removal surgery scheduled, here’s what you need to know about how to take care of yourself after tooth extraction.

The First 24 Hours

This day will set the tone for all the rest of your healing. On this day, you want to concentrate on a couple of important things:

  1. Controlling the bleeding
  2. Protecting the blood clot that forms after the tooth is removed
  3. Minimizing your pain
  4. What to eat and drink
  5. Cleaning your teeth
  6. Using any medications you have been given

Controlling Bleeding

It is important to get bleeding under control as soon as possible. Once your tooth is removed, the oral surgeon will give you some gauze to bite down on. Bleeding may start up again during the next 24 hours